General Information

Hotel Information:
The Wyndham Palace Resort, the host hotel, is conveniently located in the Walt Disney World Village Resort. The hotel is within walking distance of many Disney attractions. Conference attendees can register at the discounted rate of $138 single/double per night. This rate is good until August 27 or until all the rooms in the ATA housing block are booked, whichever comes first. To make your hotel reservations, contact the Wyndham Palace Resort at 1-800-327-2990. Outside the U.S. and Canada call 1-407-827-2727. Be sure to specify that you are attending the ATA Annual Conference.

Optional Resort Fee:
The Wyndham Palace Resort charges a "Resort Fee" of $6 per day, which includes access to the health club, daily newspaper, in-room coffee and tea, and unlimited local calls and 800 number calls (this includes laptop data port hookups). If you do not want these amenities, please tell the hotel staff when you check in. The cost for each of these amenities combined is much higher than the $6 resort fee. For more information, please contact the hotel.

Conference Registration Fees: ATA
Early Bird (by August 15) $185 $275 $70
One-day $95 $140 n/a
After August 15 $230 $345 $80
One-day $115 $170 n/a
On-site (after September 15) $290 $430 $90
One-day $145 $215 n/a

Registration Desk Hours:  

Tuesday, September 19
Wednesday, September 20
Thursday, September 21
Friday, September 22
Saturday, September 23

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 noon

Job Exchange:
The Job Exchange is one of the most popular features of ATA's Annual Conference. The Exchange offers freelance and independent contractors an excellent opportunity to network and market their services while agency owners and employers peruse resumes and meet prospective contractors and employees. New for 2000, companies must register to have a table in the Job Exchange Room.

Child Care:
Child care services are available at The Wyndy Harbour Kid's Klub.
Call (407)827-3374 for additional information.

Smoking Policy:

Smoking is not allowed in any meeting rooms or reception areas.

See Optional Leisure Tours section for details and schedule.

Orlando Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the hotel.

Ground Transportation:
Transportation to the Wyndham Palace Resort is provided by the Mears Transportation Group for $23 roundtrip. To purchase tickets, upon arrival at the Orlando International Airport, proceed to one of the Mears Motor Shuttle counters located in A and B Terminals. One day prior to departure, please call their reservation number, provided on the return portion of your ticket or stop by the Mears' Desk in the hotel lobby.

Special Travel Discounts:
ATA once again offers the services of Conventions in America to help you with your travel arrangements. Conference attendees are eligible for the following: On American Airlines and Delta, save 5% - 10% off the lowest applicable fares; take an additional 5% off with minimum 60-day advance purchase. Travel between September 15-28, 2000 on American or September 18-25, 2000 on Delta.

Call Conventions in America, ATA's official travel agency, for the lowest available fares on any airline and discounts on the official carriers. Plus, receive free flight insurance of $100,000.

As for car rentals, conference attendees are eligible for discounts through Alamo Rent A Car. Rates start as low as $28/day for economy models or $120/week, with unlimited free mileage. Check with Conventions in America personnel for more information.

Call Conventions in America at 1-800-929-4242, ask for ATA group #505. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call

(619)232-4298; fax: (619)232-6497; Website:; E-mail: Reservation hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

If you call direct or use your own agency: American 1-800-433-1790, ask for Starfile #8690UE;

Delta 1-800-241-6760, ask for File #159252A; Alamo 1-800-732-3232, ask for ID #252553GR.

Accreditation Exam Saturday, September 23, 8:30 am - 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
(See the Registration Form.)

Exhibit Hours Wednesday, September 20, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 21
Friday, September 22
Saturday, September 23

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm